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IPL Scandal: ED conducts raids across India, probes UK connection

Cricketnext Staff | July 16, 2015, 9:18 AM IST

The Justice RM Lodha Committee verdict is already showing its consequences and may just do its bit in order to resurrect the faith in the gentleman's game.

After the landmark verdict, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has stepped up raids in relation to betting in the Indian Premier League.

Not only are the raids been conducted on a regular basis but the UK connection to betting racket is also being probed.

The ED had already raided the house of two Bhopal based operators associated with the UK based betting website betfair.com. They were not content with only one place but conducted raids at several other cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Nagpur and Bhopal.

Sources close to CNN-IBN has learnt that 60 lakh cash was recovered along with 8 mobile phones, 2 Laptops and documents related to betting.

Earlier, CNN-IBN had also reported how IPL betting had links with betfair.com and also had accessed the raids conducted by ED.

A storm has been triggered by the suspension of CSK and RR and their top officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra on Monday.

Meiyappan, a former Team Principal of India Cements Ltd (ICL)-owned franchise CSK and Kundra, co-owner of Jaipur IPL that runs Rajasthan Royals (RR), were suspended for life from any matches conducted by BCCI.

Seen as a clean-up of the mess following the worst scandal that broke out two years ago in the popular cricket league, the punishments were handed down by a three-member panel headed by former CJI R M Lodha which was asked by the Supreme Court to decide the quantum of punishments after finding them guilty of betting.

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